S1E12 – Rejecting Tyler Perry

Show Notes

Tyler Perry wears many hats – and wigs. He is a renowned writer, director, producer and actor. But before his
massive studio complex, before his millions and before Madea, Perry was a
struggling playwright living in his car. He was rejected by television
networks and ignored by Hollywood studios. And yet, just this past week,
Perry became the latest entertainer to join the exclusive Billionaires
Club. Hope you’ll join us.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. The New York Times: Madea Honored The Strong Black Women I Grew Up With, But It’s Time To Move On
2. Forbes: From “Poor As Hell” To Billionaire. How Tyler Perry Changed Show Business Forever
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show: Tyler Perry
4. Hollywood Reporter: Tyler Perry Talks Race in Hollywood, Bill Cosby and Creative Freedom: “I Don’t Get Notes.”
5. Today: Tyler Perry Built His Empire With ‘Madea,’ But He’ll Be OK When ‘That Broad Is Dead.’
6. Tyler Perry Facebook: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.
7. Tuskegee University Commencement Speech: Tyler Perry
8. Tyler Perry BET Ultimate Icon Award Speech
9. Tyler Perry Website Archive – tylerperry.com
10. MTV: Tyler Perry’s ‘Mad Black Woman’ Was No Overnight Success

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

Tyler Perry wears many hats – and wigs. He is a renowned writer, director, producer and actor. But before his
massive studio complex, before his millions and before Madea, Perry was a
struggling playwright living in his car. He was rejected by television
networks and ignored by Hollywood studios. And yet, just this past week,
Perry became the latest entertainer to join the exclusive Billionaires
Club. Hope you’ll join us.

The major sources for this episode include:

1. The New York Times: Madea Honored The Strong Black Women I Grew Up With, But It’s Time To Move On
2. Forbes: From “Poor As Hell” To Billionaire. How Tyler Perry Changed Show Business Forever
3. The Oprah Winfrey Show: Tyler Perry Archive
4. Hollywood Reporter: Tyler Perry Talks Race in Hollywood, Bill Cosby and Creative Freedom: “I Don’t Get Notes.”
5. Today: Tyler Perry Built His Empire With ‘Madea,’ But He’ll Be OK When ‘That Broad Is Dead.’
6. Tyler Perry Facebook: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue.
7. Tuskegee University Commencement Speech: Tyler Perry
8. Tyler Perry BET Ultimate Icon Award Speech
9. Tyler Perry Website Archive – tylerperry.com
10. MTV: Tyler Perry’s ‘Mad Black Woman’ Was No Overnight Success

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Researcher: Allison Pinches
Engineer: Keith Ohman
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Company and powered by Acast.

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